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  • Place of origin:

    Kashmir (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven and embroidered wool

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shawl or table cover, woven Kashmir wool, embroidered all over with silk thread, the ground is green and the added borders have a red ground, coloured fringes have been attached. Circular green embroidered motif in centre. The embroidery represents a large number of human figures and animals, and uses a wide variety of stitches.

Place of Origin

Kashmir (made)


ca. 1855 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven and embroidered wool


Length: 191 cm including fringe, Width: 172 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [ROOM 8. Case 44.] '0809. SHAWL. Green ground, embroidered; Cashmere. 3,503'. Slip book entry 3503: 'Cashmere Table Cover or Shawl / Cashmere / 55 / Emb'd with Silk in Figures Animals &c upon a green ground / Needle Embroidery'

Historical context note

Intended for use as a garment.

Descriptive line

Textile, shawl or table cover, woven wool embroidered with silk, Kashmir, ca. 1855




Woven; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

People; Animals


Textiles; Clothing; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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